Margaret Lua (Dobson) Martin, 84, of Sequim, Wash., went home to join her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 29, 2013.
She was born in Sugar Grove, Pa., on April 25, 1929, a daughter of Ellsworth A. and Beulah F. Dobson.
Margaret had been a resident of Sequim since 1984.
She attended grade school in Lottsville, Pa. She was a 1947 graduate of Panama Central School, Panama, N.Y.
She married Harvey L. Martin on January 1, 1949, and they resided in Bear Lake, Pa., where she raised five children. They moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1969, then retired to Sequim in 1984.
She traveled extensively with her husband, visiting China in 1987, standing in Tiananmen Square two years before the massacre. She visited England and the continent in 1980, took a tour of Europe in 1983, and went on a “mission work project” to Spain in 1986. While in Spain, she took a trip on a ferry across the Mediterranean Sea to Morocco. Margaret made another mission work trip in 1999 to Japan, near Mount Fuji.
Margaret was a member of Sequim Bible Church where she taught Sunday school for a number of years.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey; a sister, Florence (Gail) Frank of Lakewood, N.Y.; a son, Alan W. (Chris) Martin of Fairbanks; four daughters, Sherry (William) Schildhouse of Phoenix, Ariz., Caryl (Larry) Terashita of Dallas, Texas, Lynda (John) Rathmann of Sequim, Wash., and Gloria (Tim) Milanowski of Fairbanks; 11 grandchildren, Kevin (Valeria) Martin, Terra (Jeremy) Preslan, Kristen (Jack) Napiontek, Jade (Jon) Peterson, Katee (Chris) Bedell, David (Melanie) Terashita, Holly (Matt) Wiedmann, Kelli and Lisa Justus, and Jonathan and Joseph Milanowski; 14 greatgrand children, Teresa, Veronica and Michael Martin, Calvin Preslan, Taylor and Graydon Napiontek, Riley and Jaden Wiedmann, Nathan Schildhouse, Mikayla and Olivia Peterson, Noah and Lilly Terashita and Myles Justus.
Memorial services were held at Sequim Bible Church on Friday, Aug. 2, with the Rev. Shane McCrossen officiating. Music at the service included “How Great Thou Art,” performed by her soninlaw, Larry Terashita.
Memorials may be made to Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382; or Gideon’s International.